Stacy Tellinghuisen

Stacy Tellinghuisen

Senior Climate Policy Analyst

Program/Department: Healthy Rivers & Lakes, Clean Energy, Vibrant Communities

Office Location: Colorado

Area of Focus:

Stacy Tellinghuisen works to promote energy choices that protect the West’s water supplies. She has published numerous reports about the water benefits of transitioning to cleaner sources of energy, and has submitted testimony in public utility commission hearings and federal court cases on the subject. Stacy has worked with partners from utilities, state and federal agencies, the national labs, the renewable energy industry, and others. Stacy’s current work focuses on EPA’s standards for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, and the standards’ impact on energy and water supplies in western states.


Stacy joined Western Resource Advocates in 2008. Before coming to Colorado, she was an energy/water analyst for the California Sustainability Alliance, where she researched the energy intensity of Southern California’s water supplies. Stacy has also researched the energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions of different landscapes, and worked on various water resources projects for the City of Moab, Utah. She has taught natural history to school groups in parks throughout California and Utah.


Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Favorite thing about the West:

Utah’s rivers and canyons, and one particular swimming hole near Moab that (obviously) cannot be revealed on the internet.

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